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Ahmed Mohamed Visits the White House

Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teen who was arrested in September for bringing a homemade clock to his high school, visited the White House on Monday evening and met with President Obama.

Ahmed was arrested from his Irving, Texas high school last month when he brought a homemade clock to the school. When he first showed a teacher the clock he was told not to show it to others. The teen was later handcuffed and arrested by police and asked if he intended to make a bomb.

His arrest garnered national attention and hours after his arrest #IStandWithAhmed trended on twitter. The 14 year old was called a victim of racial profiling by many.

The teen was tweeted by President Obama, who invited him to the White House. Ahmed was officially invited to Astronomy Night— attended by other students, teachers, scientists, and astronauts. The event is the second of its kind hosted by the White House, made to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs in schools.

Ahmed, who decided to withdraw from his high school, has also made trips to Mecca, Google, and (bringing some controversy) Sudan.


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